27-29 March, NYC: First Palestine Writes Festival

27-29 March, NYC: First Palestine Writes Festival

Friday, 27 March – Sunday, 29 March
New York University
NYU Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square S
New York, NY 10012
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2338443976272575/

Palestine Writes will be the first major festival dedicated to the celebration and support of Palestinian literature in the United States. In New York City at NYU Kimmel Center for University Life​ from March 27-29th, 2020,

Palestine Writes will bring together writers, artists, publishers, booksellers, and scholars to read, present work, and have conversations about art, literature, and the intersections between culture, struggle, and politics. The common threads uniting all participants are the love of books and a courageous outspokenness in support of justice for Palestine. Our festival honors the many historic personalities who have walked this path before us, and showcases living voices celebrating Palestinian life, devoted to the belief that art challenges repression and creates bonds between Palestine and the rest of the world. Palestine Writes Back will highlight the richness of Palestinian art for a North American audience who may not have had the opportunity to experience this work due to lack of linguistic access (limited translations of Arabic literature), the severe restrictions on movement of Palestinians, and the censorship and repression of Palestinian speech. Palestine Writes Back will be a groundbreaking celebration of the power of Palestinian artistic visionaries and their supporters, bringing us together in the spirit of Mahmoud Darwish’s sentiment that we “have the right to smell autumn’s fragrances and ask the night for a dream.”

JOIN US MARCH 27 TO 29, 2020

ATTEND: https://pfp.networkforgood.com/events/14706-palestine-writes-literature-festival
PROGRAM: https://www.palestinewrites.org/program
PARTICIPANTS: https://www.palestinewrites.org/participants
DONATE: https://pfp.networkforgood.com/projects/78525-palestine-writes